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Celebrating the 4th of July in The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee


Looking for an exciting yet patriotic way to spend your 4th of July with your family? Look no further than The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee! This year, you can celebrate America's independence in the beautiful, majestic mountains while immersing yourself in traditional festivities like parades, fireworks, and live music. The Great Smoky Mountains provide an unparalleled backdrop for your 4th of July celebration, whether you're looking to relax with your family or take part in the area's many outdoor activities. So pack up the car and head to Tennessee for an unforgettable 4th of July.


Catch the Parade in Downtown Gatlinburg

Start your 4th of July celebrations early at Gatlinburg's annual Independence Day parade. You and your family can join the throngs of spectators on the downtown streets to see marching bands, patriotic floats, and vintage cars decorated with red, white, and blue banners and streamers. This parade is perfect for families with young children because it usually takes around an hour to pass. But make sure you stake out your spot early, as the parade often attracts more than 100,000 people annually. It’s one of the highlights of the celebration in the area.


Explore the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a breathtaking backdrop for your 4th of July. You can take a hike, ride a bike, or go horseback riding in the park's stunning woodlands. Explore the park and enjoy its tranquillity and beauty while soaking in the cool mountain air. And as you explore, don't forget to take in all the natural fauna and flora, which include black bears, white-tailed deer, and even fireflies. You can even camp, in an All American Airstream - what says America more than an iconic camper?


Watch the Fireworks Show

Watching the sky lit up with sparkling, colorful fireworks on the 4th of July is a must-do activity. Luckily, you won't have to go far because the cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, together with Sevierville, offer a fantastic fireworks display. You can head out early to find a perfect viewing spot. Perhaps you can also enjoy the various street performers, local food vendors, and the live music before the display launches.


Visit Dollywood

Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, throws a giant fireworks show for the 4th of July with a stunning musical accompaniment. The park bursts into patriotic colors and promises an unforgettable night of family-friendly fun and laughter. But make sure to get there early to be the first to see the decor changes, delightful 4th of July show and crafts. Plus, don't miss the world-class roller coasters and exciting rides on offer throughout the park!


Celebrating the 4th of July in The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is an excellent opportunity to experience America's patriotism and tradition while also enjoying the outdoors. From the complimentary parade to the beautiful national park's captivating nature, and the thrilling fireworks shows, the Great Smoky Mountains offers activities for all ages. Dollywood is the cherry on top, as it boasts various attractions that will keep you and your family entertained from the start until the end of the celebration. This year, why not take your American pride to new heights and create memories in The Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee? Book your cabin with us today!